Joseph Corkum
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Joseph Etter Corkum (1815 - 1907)

Joseph Etter Corkum
Born in Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 21 Oct 1839 in Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 91 in Scots Bay, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Problems/Questions Profile manager: Ted Whitten private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 26 Aug 2008
This page has been accessed 1,978 times.


Joseph is the son of John Corkum and Martha Etter. He was born June 8, 1815.[1]

In 1861 he was living in Kings, Nova Scotia.[2]

A farmer and a miller, he is listed as a miller in Scotts Bay, "A farming, fishing and shipbuilding settlement situated at the head of the Bay of Fundy, township of Cornwallis, county of King's. Distant from Port Williams, a station of the Windsor and Annapolis railway 17 miles, from Windsor 37 miles. Mail bi-weekly. Population about 350."[3]

Still in Scotts Bay, Nova Scotia, he appears in the 1891 Census as a 75 year old married Baptist.[4]

It was 1907[5] when Joseph passed. He was buried in Union Church of Scott's Bay Church (Old Cemetery) at Scots Bay, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada.[6][7][8]

Research Notes

  • There appear to be two possibly three Joseph Corkums in the general area. This Joseph E. married to Dorothea (Dorothy) in Scots Bay, Kings, Joseph G., 1888, LaHave, Lunenburg and Joseph married to Elizabeth,
  • There may be two more children, Ellen, and Ella Dorothy. Are these two individuals or the same one?


  1. Source: #S20
  2. "Nova Scotia Census, 1861," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 November 2014), Joseph E Corkum, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number M-881, Public Archives, Halifax; FHL microfilm 865,126.
  3. Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America, Dominion and Provincial Directories for 1871, p.557, Published By John Lovell.[1]
  4. "Canada Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 August 2016), Joseph Corkum, Scotch Bay, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148119.
  5. Source: #S92
  6. Source: #S82
  7. Source: #S20
  8. Find A Grave: Memorial #118053477
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group to George Corkum consisting of Pauline Eisner GEDmatch M822190, Chris Whitten GEDmatch A820770 and Emily Bigelow GEDmatch M676519 sharing a 17.2 cM segment on Chromosome 4 from 181,444,288 to 186,908,593.
  • S10 NS Chester Town Records. Chester, Nova Scotia, Town Records, Record Type: microfilm. MG4, Vol. 13. Nova Scotia Public Archives and Records Management, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Repository: Nova Scotia Public Archives and Records Management, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • S20 Canada, 1901 Scots Bay Census. Fourth Census of Canada, 1901, Nova Scotia, District #36 Kings Co., Scots Bay., Record Type: microfilm. April 10, 1901. Repository: Nova Scotia Public Archives and Records Management, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • S82 VRs from NS Papers. Vital Statistics from NS Newspapers 1813-1822. Author: Terrence Punch. Repository: Lynnfield Public Library, Summer St. Lynnfield, Massachusetts 01940
  • S92 Corkum, Joseph et al (GI) Gravestone Inscriptions for Joseph Corkum and family members. Scots Bay Union Cemetery, Scots Bay, Kings Co., NS, Canada. Reader: Virginia Basken

Sponsored Search

Memories: 1
Enter a personal reminiscence or story.
Joseph and Dorothy (Pentz) Corkum were married for more than 68 years, at Joseph's death in 1907.

She was his first cousin.

posted 20 Jul 2010 by Ginny (Bernklow) Basken
Login to add a memory.
Is Joseph your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Joseph by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Joseph:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Images: 1
Corkum House
Corkum House


Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

C  >  Corkum  >  Joseph Etter Corkum

Categories: Chester, Nova Scotia Colony